Current Policy Forum Issues


2014 Policy Forum Papers

Issue Paper and Overview of O&P RAC Audit/Pre-payment Audit Problem

a.) Letter to HHS sign by 35 Members of Congress

b.) O&P Access Act

c.) Summary of Section by Section Analysis of O&P Access Act

Issue Paper – Restore Due Process Rights & Proper Administrative Law Judge Timeframes (ALJs)

Issue Paper – Facts about Orthotics and Prosthetics and Competitive Bidding

Issue PaperInsurance Fairness for Amputees Act

a. 113th Congress in the House – H.R.3020

Issue Paperthe Medicare Orthotic & Prosthetic Improvements Act

a. 113th Congress In the House – H.R.3112

Issue Paper –  Orthotic and Prosthetic Education: Expansion of Availability of Prosthetic & Orthotic Care for Veterans

Issue Paper – Endorse Congress’ Initial Determination That Orthotics & Prosthetics Needs to be Exempted from Any Post Acute Care Bundling

Issue Paper – Veterans Bill of Rights

a. a. 113th Congress In the House – H.R.3408

Past Policy Forum Issue Papers

Issue Paper on RAC Audit Problems  Plus – View the letter to HHS Secretary Sebelius signed by 35 Members of Congress

Issue Paper – Medicare O&P Improvements Act

a. S.2125 (112th Congress Bill number) The Medicare O&P Improvements Act

b. H.R. 1958 (112th Congress Bill number) The Medicare O&P Improvements Act

Issue Paper – Support for Implementation of Insurance Fairness for Amputees Act

a. S. 773 (112th Congress Bill number) The Insurance Fairness of Amputees Act

b. H.R. 4175 (112th Congress Bill number) The Insurance Fairness for Amputees Act

Injured and Amputee Veterans Bill of Rights – NAAOP Issue Paper

a. H.R. 805 (112th Congress Bill number) The Injured and Amputee Veterans Bill of Rights

Issue Paper – Competitive Bidding

Issue Paper – Outcomes-Based Research/Evidence-Based Practice – S. 521

Issue Paper Orthotic and Prosthetic Education S. 522

Issue Paper – Custom Orthotics & Prosthetics Remain Exempt from Competitive Bidding

a. Amputee Coalition and AOPA Joint Letter to Congress

Issue Paper – Orthotics & Prosthetics Remain Covered as an Essential Health Benefits

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